A population of blue, morphologically early-type galaxies, dubbed "Little Blue Spheroids" (LBSs), has been identified as a significant contributor to the low redshift galaxy population in the GAMA survey. Using deep, high-resolution optical imaging from KiDS and the new Bayesian, two-dimensional galaxy profile modelling code PROFIT, we examine the detailed structural characteristics of LBSs, including low surface brightness components not detected in previous SDSS imaging. We find that these LBS galaxies combine features typical of early-type and late-type populations, with structural properties similar to other low- mass early types and star formation rates similar to low-mass late types. We further consider the environments and SAMI-derived IFU kinematics of LBSs in order to investigate the conditions of their formation and the current state of their dynamical evolution.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||231st American Astronomical Society Meeting - Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, United States|
Duration: 8 Jan 2018 → 12 Jan 2018
Conference number: 231
|Conference||231st American Astronomical Society Meeting|
|Period||8/01/18 → 12/01/18|